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What are Finder Smart Folders? [closed]

What are smart folders in the macOS Finder? What can they do, and how do you use them?
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Users Library folder much larger than contents [duplicate]

There are a number of similar questions about folders being larger than contents, however, from what I've seen the most common suggestion is to check the Library folder, which may be hidden. In my ...
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How to safely remove unused Xcode .pkg files from /private/var on Catalina?

EDIT: I have solved the problem (the main cause of it, at least). The issue seemed to stem from rouge XCode installation files that were cached in private/var/folders/gh/... during several failed ...
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MacOS Catalina - Deleting files isn't freeing up needed space

So I've just installed .1 version of Catalina, and saw that I only had about 50 GB left. So, I've deleted some useless big files and moved some to my external HDD. But, the disk space wasn't freeing ...
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External storage not detected on macbook air 2015

So I have a MacBook Air late 2015 that I recently got from a friend, but neither of the usb ports work for usb storage nor does the sd card slot work. However whatever I connect does show up in the ...
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How to completely clear Instagram from iPhone?

I'm having an issue where I'm not able to promote posts on the Instagram app. I was told by Facebook support to delete the app but when I reinstall Instagram after deleting it, all my data and account ...
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Inspect used storage - rather than total size of sync-able dropbox folders

Is it possible to switch "About This Mac > Storage > Manage" toward a mode that will always show the storage occupied on my computer? Folders synced by Dropbox's "smart sync" display their total size ...
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Will iPhone download all photos from iCloud in optimise storage mode?

I am uploading my whole photo library from a MacBook to iCloud. Synchronized devices (iPad & iPhone) are set to optimise storage. Are all photos on iCloud being downloaded to each device? What ...
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How to free up “Other” in Storage Management [duplicate]

Storage management show me "Other" is 127.51 GB but I can't do anything even see any information. What is inside? And how to get rid of it?
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Rolled back from Catalina back to Mojave but I had two drives one for boot and other for saved files, realised old files are still around

I rolled back from Catalina to Mojave because I was having issues, it was my first time to do so and foolishly didn't use Time Machine. I have two SSDs, one for boot and the other for my files, and ...
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How much storage do photos take up?

I am considering asking my parents for an iPhone 7 or 8 for Christmas, but I can't decide between which. Straight Talk offers the iPhone 7 with 32 GB and the iPhone 8 with 64 GB. I'm not planning ...
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How do I examine and reduce what “About This Mac” categorizes as “System” disk use?

In "About This Mac" my Storage shows a System disk use of 419 GB. Since my storage is a bit tight and I'm gearing up to update to Catalina (from 10.14.6), I'd like to clear as much disk space as I can,...
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System storage keeps on increasing

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (Supplement 2). I have not faced any extraordinary system storage issues like some other posts on the site which say that their system storage is around 150+ GB. ...
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How to re-sync photos from my iPhone to iCloud? [duplicate]

My iCloud storage got depleted because of my habit of never deleting photos. I’m on a free plan having 5GB of space and the iCloud reporting 4.7GB is taken by photos. So, on my iPhone I’ve deleted ...
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macOS Catalina update failing due to low disk space

I am trying to update my MacBook to new macOS Catalina. But my downloading had failed twice. Now I downloaded installer but I can't update because I have low disk space. Because when my download was ...
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What are the risks with low disk space on a Mac?

I've seen some suggestions about not allowing free disk space to go critically low or ... to have no less than about 15% of your drive's capacity free ... Currently, I've been silencing the "disk ...
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How do I permanently disable logging in Outlook 365 for Mac

I ran into an weird issue today when I was prompted that I was running out of space on my disk. Digging into the issue I found that Outlook has been generating a debug log so much that it chewed ...
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How to recover storage from “Videos” pseudo app?

With the goal of recovering storage space, I attempted to delete the Apple TV App. This app was still taking up 490MB of "Documents and Data" storage after I deleted all videos I could manually delete ...
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iPhone Back Up Storage

I am aware of the two conventional methods of removing an iPhone back up from the computer storage - 1) Through iTunes 2) by directly locating and deleting it using file explorer (on Windows) Here's ...
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iCloud use as storage and not “reflective” like dropbox [duplicate]

I hope this hasn't been asked exactly like this before. I tried to do a search. I am referring to my MacBook (but I think the same is at least partially true for other devices as well). I checked "...
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Large difference between free space reported by disk utility and Apple [duplicate]

I tried deleting tm snapshots already. I had five of them. Three deleted and I cannot seem to delete the remaining two. Terminal tells me they are deleted, but I still see them when I list.
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App Store: Not enough disk space to install Xcode

Similar to Xcode free space requirement, but different details. We could not complete your update There is not enough disk space available to install the product. The download size lists: ...
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iCloud storage full but isn't

So i have 50GB iCloud storage plan and it claims to be full. The main thing I use it for is Documents and Data. This accounts for 38GB. But when I checked it only stores like 2GB and my files are some ...
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Can't update Xcode even with 19gb free space

I have an available update for Xcode that is in the 7gb range, and when I try to update I get an alert saying there isn't enough disk space - I checked my space and I have 19gb available (of 120gb). ...
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How do I stop my iPhone auto-deleting my files?

I am using Notability on my iPhone (iOS 12). The files (about 5Gb) in the app are backed up on my iCloud. My iPhone often deletes the files stored on my iPhone without notifying me, which causes me ...
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Upgrade iCloud storage from 50gb to 200gb then downgrade?

I currently pay for the 50 GB iCloud plan for myself. I'm thinking of upgrade to 200 GB and share it with my wife using the family sharing. But I was wondering what would happen if we use over 50gb ...
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Can't find application seen in storage management

Question above. I have deleted "Rocket League" from my applications folder and deleted the entire trash. I downloaded the app via Steam. I checked all the folders people said the app was downloaded ...
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High Sierra's Finder don't index files in storage unit

Finder (macOS High Sierra) not show any files or folders that I know are there. It occurs only in with units of a storage appliance (Tiger-Box). In previous macOS versions it works fine. I can see all ...
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Mac's storage manager shows higher usage space for iCloud Drive than it actually is

Why does my MacBook storage manager (Apple icon > About This Mac > Storage tab) shows ~100 GB usage by iCloud Drive while running du -sh from iCloud's directory results only 18 GB? I have also checked ...
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Best practices for second hard drive on macOS

I’ve a 1TB Mac Mini (Seagate hybrid HD + SSD) but I’m running out of space so I bought a second drive (Samsung 860 EVO 1TB). Since it is as large as the first hard drive I don’t think using fusion ...
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Deleted files from MacBook but space is not being cleared

Today I moved a folder (a folder I created myself that contained video files) from my HD that was almost 100GB in size to an external HD (I don't use Time Machine/never have) and once I ejected the ...
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Missing partition space after running diskutil commands

I was trying to merge 2 partitions into 1 on my MacBook Pro 2012 running macOS Sierra 10.12.6. At first, with the command diskutil list I got this /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: ...
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iOS 10: Storage Almost Full Warning (But I have free space)

I am running iOS 10.2.1 on an iPhone 5S, with a doubleH3lix jailbreak. The phone was receiving the "Storage Almost Full" warning before I jailbroke it. I reset the phone to factory settings (got the ...
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Do Shared Albums take up storage space on iPhone 8/iOS 12?

I am running iOS 12.3.1 on an iPhone 8. Currently, the only photos I have in my Photos app are in Shared Albums, mostly created by others. I've cleared everything else, including Recently Deleted. ...
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I have available storage, but can’t install apps

For a while now I’ve been having trouble installing apps on my iPhone. Even a small app (50-100 mb) can’t be installed. It says that the device has no available storage left to install this ...
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Free space in iCloud not less even after having deleted all files in iCloud Drive

I have moved all the files located at "Documents" and "Desktop" folder to /home/tmp folder. Also I have deleted all the files in icloud.com, but whenever I check the iCloud Storage, it's still the ...
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System uses an absurd amount of storage [duplicate]

Why does system use such massive amounts of storage?
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Do apps running on iOS 10 take up more storage space than on iOS 12?

On my iPhone 6s Plus running iOS 10, the Clash Royale game app takes up 800 MB of space, but on my iPad mini 2 running iOS 12, it takes up only 190 MB. The Clash Royale account on my iPhone is the ...
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How to cap the amount of local storage for Photos App

Mojave and others have a feature where Photos is optimised for local storage, once triggered it will purge a certain amount of space by leaving low fidelity version of certain photos locally and the ...
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How to delete Music Creation?

I followed the guidelines here by doing the following: 1) Delete the GarageBand app from the Applications folder 2) Check the ~/Library folder for these files: /Library/Application Support/...
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iCloud: Photo is locked due to account maintenance

I'm trying to upload photos (~50K of them) from my MacBook to iCloud. The process is quite glitchy - getting "aw shucks, your connection has broken" even though I am sending them in batches (~4k at a ...
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System Info says my Documents folder is 170GB when Finder says it's only 8GB!

Today I got a warning that my disk was running out of space, and up popped the System Information Recommendations window. It claims my Documents folder is 170GB in size as you can see here: But ...
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In my ~/Library folder there is Caches folder. Can this be emptied? [duplicate]

My ~/Library folder has gotten very large. Inside this ~/Library folder is a folder name Caches. This folder 5.5 GB. Can this Caches folder be trashed.
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Dictionaries getting deleted on their own from iPhone

I noticed that some of the dictionaries downloaded under Settings app → General → Dictionary get deleted automatically (they do remain for some days after being downloaded, but they get deleted on ...
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I can't install bootcamp [duplicate]

It says I have to have at least 42 GB or more but as you can see I have 55 GB available. Tried looking online for solutions but all they say is time machine but I have never used this and the "Backup ...
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How to delete app data from iCloud?

I had an app called Ulysses classic. I'm not using it anymore, so I want to delete it. I select Delete documents & data under System Preferences → iCloud → Manage, but it didn't work and app ...
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How to clear space on c drive on windows 7 laptop

I had to download the latest iPhone software update via iTunes, as my iphone’s Wi-fi stopped working. I have installed the update on my phone, but the c drive on my laptop is now full and in the red. ...
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Hard Drive Full, can't figure out why

My mac recently started to indicate that the startup disk was full. I went thru and cleaned out all the disk images and videos and other large files that I could find. Emptied trash. Emptied downloads....
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Mojave is eating storage like candy, no matter how much I free up [duplicate]

By my count, I should have 40-50gb free. But starting a few weeks ago, I'd wake up having created no new files, and 5gb would be gone, or 10gb. Today, it told me that no storage was left. I freed up ...
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iCloud Drive or music creation (or both?)

So I'm trying to clean my Macbook Pro in order to have more storage, but this whole iCloud Drive thing is very confusing. Out of my total 121GB, 47GB are iCloud Drive and 22GB are music creation. My ...